While still on the Watchout for the release of the Google Glass . Google presented what is best known as 'Talking Shoe'.
According to the verge the project comes out of Google's Art, Copy, & Code initiative, whose tagline is "Advertising Re-imagined." With an Arduino board, some key sensors (pedometer, gyroscope, etc.), and a bit of snarky code, the shoe tracks how active you are and will respond accordingly with either faint praise or biting sarcasm. A branding initiative that's also an art project that attempts to recapture youth using technology.
Well, It's not intended to be a consumer product but rather for something i will rather call - for the Adult playground. See how it works in the video below.
Google has opened a "playground." And what better way to experience the playground than with a shoe that taunts you with a male, British voice.